S. H. Raza

Nuit Solitaire

Lot No
Oil on canvas
35.4 x 34.5 in.
Rs. 60,00,000 - 80,00,000

Winning Bid

₹ 83,49,000

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

Signed & Dated : Bottom Right

Exhibited : ‘Rare Works by Modern Master’ at The Arts Trust (online), Mumbai, October, 2010.

‘Raza - Rendezvous : A selection of Works from 1940 – 2000’ at www.theartstrust.com, 25th September - 9th October, 2020 (online).

Published : ‘S H Raza : Catalogue Raisonné 1958 – 1971’ (Vol 1) by Vadehra Art Gallery and The Raza Foundation, Delhi, 2016, pg. 150.

‘Raza - Rendezvous : A selection of Works from 1940 – 2000’ by The Arts Trust, Mumbai, 2020, pg. 67.

Provenance : Property from a private collection based in Mumbai. Artwork was acquired by the present owner from Astaguru.

Artwork Size

Height of the figure - 6ft

about artist

Sayed Haider Raza was born in 1922 in Madhya Pradesh and studied painting at the Nagpur School of Art and the Sir J.J.School of Art. A founder member of the Progressive Artists' Group Raza participated actively in the Group's activities, stimulated may discussions in the early struggle to develop a modernist language and presented several exhibitions of his paintings in India before leaving for France on a French Government scholarship in 1950. In Paris he studied painting at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts from 1950 to 1953. Awarded the Prix de la Critique in Paris in 1956, Raza has held numerous exhibitions both in India and abroad. He has participated in the Venice, Sao Paulo and Menton Biennales. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1981. A strong colourist Raza's painting resonate the passionate hot colours of India with all their symbolic, emotive value. The artist passed away in the year 2016.